Done in Spring of 2003 w/Mike Herpes
Originally appeared in "Indecent Exposure" Issue 4
1. Give a brief history of Mickey's Crew.
Herpes--- Like any good super villains, our history is shrouded in mystery. Either that or we're just a group of friends who got together to play music and get drunk. I forget which one. 3/4's of us were in an old (terrible) band called "Chokeslam", so that'd be part of Mickey's Crew history. When that band broke up a few of us decided we were still gonna work together in the future, and that's what we're doing.
2. What are the goals of the band?
Herpes--- Same as my goals in life...the pursuit of marijuana, pills, and oral sex. I also wanna fuck one girl whose name starts with each letter of the alphabet...I've got way too many "J's" as of now, but anyone else....HOLLER!!! On the real, we're doin' this because we love doin' it. The goal of this band is definitely to have fun tryin' to write some decent hardcore. Once this shit becomes like a job, it's over cuz we'd be defeating the purpose.
3. What do you think of the current state of affairs in hardcore? What does it need more/less of?
Herpes--- Well, as far as what it needs...I'd say it needs more hardcore, cuz that definitely seems to be lacking in the scene right now. Too much "beatdown" metal and pseudo-intellectual sissycore garbage. That ain't really my thing personally, so I'd like to see more bands that play that older style shit, and a few more kids who are into this becuase it's something that means something to them, not becuase it's some image they manufactured for themselves in a backwards attempt to look cool. Hardcore isn't the "cool" thing to do in my eyes, that's not what it's about to me.
4. What does Mickey's Crew bring to the table and what do y'all represent?
Herpes--- We bring malt liquor and pain killers to the table, and represent getting fucked up at the train stations. Like I said before, the whole point of this band is fun. I think we're definitely more representative of the whole "partycore" angle, we definitely try to be a fun band.
5. If Mickey's Crew were to record an "all covers" album, what tracks would you guys be covering?
Herpes--- Leeway, S.O.D., Celtic Frost, old hip-hop, old straight-edge songs, and the Talking Heads.
6. If it were your last day on earth, what would you do?
Herpes---Get drunk and run around the streets with a chainsaw killing as many idiots as possible before getting gunned down by feds. I'd prolly try to get laid before that though.
7. If you were to invent something and market it, what would it be?
Herpes---Duct tape that has ether in the adhesive. Note to self: patent duct tape with ether in the adhesive.
8. What are your feelings on clowns and mimes? (I personally hate them fuckers and wanna see if others are on that tip too)
Herpes--- I'm not a big fan of 'em myself, but if you stop and think about it for a second, it's a guy wearing make up. I'd stress them about as them as much as I would a Hot Topic kid. Oh wait, clowns and Hot Topic kids are technically the same thing...wow, that wasn't at all funny. Next question.
9. What are your thoughts on King Diamond?
Herpes--- How could you not love the man? One of the guitarists in my old band did a great impersonation of him. I was always trying to get him to dress up as King Diamond for one of shows but he never did.
10. Is Mickey's Crew a long term thing and what do you see for the future of the band?
Herpes---We got no plans on disappearing any time soon. As long as we're having fun doin' this, we'll keep doin' it.
11. What are some of your interests outside of hardcore? (Hobbies, jobs, shit like that)
Herpes--- We all work, most of us are paying rent and shit, so that's a necessity. The vast majority of us are also Star Wars geeks as well hahahaha. Personally, if I'm not doin' this band, goin' to a show, or workin, odds are I'm at my apartment with some of my fam, smoking out and playing Vice City or some shit.
12. Shout-outs...what ever the fuck you wanna say!!!
Herpes---Gotta thank anybody who's supported us in any way shape or form, whether you just went off at one of our shows, or you hooked us up with a show. I especially gotta thank my boys, Billy Club Sandwich, y'all are my damn brothers. You know that. Everyone keep an eye out for our shit, we got an 8 track CD droppin' in mid April...so if yer reading this after mid April, get the fuck over to our website (www.mickeyscrew.com) and cop it. We got pain killer addictions to support and court ordered restitution we gotta pay, so buy our shit! Keep it grimy you fucks...short bus crew 2 g's and change nigga.